MCD workers protest outside AAP leader’s house as deadline ends

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2016 12:13 IST
MCD workers burning effigies during a protest over non-payment of salaries, at Civil Lines in New Delhi. (PTI File Photo)

The municipal workers’ strike intensified on Saturday as the protestors’ three day ultimatum ended on Friday.

The protestors targeted the Delhi Assembly speaker and Aam Aadmi Party leader Ram Niwas Goel and even dumped garbage and even burned Goel’s effigy outside his residence in Vivek Vihar.

Meanwhile, the Delhi BJP also led a protest against the AAP government in East Delhi, alleging that the government has been putting false facts about MCD funds in the public domain for political propaganda.

Even as it stuck to its stated stand on disbursal of funds to the three MCDs, an AAP government spokesperson said PWD minister Satyendra Jain has directed the department to form task force to lift garbage from across the city.

“PWD had been directed to form 100 teams to lift garbage. The teams would hit the streets soon. Despite failure of MCD, givt would not allow people to suffer,” a government spokesperson said.

Protesters said their agitation is likely to intensify through the day as the ruling BJP MCD has planned to protest in several areas including Shahdara Vikas Marg, ITO, Rajouri Garden, Welcome, Mehrauli, Saket and Chandni Chowk.

More than 1.3 lakh municipal employees have been on strike since Wednesday against non-payment of salaries, bringing important municipal services like collection of garbage, teaching in municipal schools and healthcare to a standstill.

The protestors had given time till Friday evening to the Delhi government for releasing funds, before they escalate their protest across the city.

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